Stephen Colbert gets Daft Punk'd
August 7th, 2013
04:20 PM ET

Stephen Colbert gets Daft Punk'd

[Editor's Note: The clip below contains strong language.]

When you get lemons from Daft Punk, you make a star-studded dance party.

Stephen Colbert pulled that off on Tuesday night, when he had to break it to his audience that Daft Punk had bailed on their appearance at "StePhest Colbchella '013."

Pouring himself a drink, the "Colbert Report" host explained that the group behind "The Song of the Summer of the Century" - a.k.a., "Get Lucky" - pulled out of that night's performance in favor of the MTV Video Music Awards.

"We booked Click and Clack about a month ago, but there was a problem. You see, this network is owned by Viacom, which is also the owner of MTV," Colbert said. "Apparently, Daft Punk are going to make a surprise appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards."

According to Colbert, the head of MTV says the network has been promised the exclusive rights to any Daft Punk appearance on TV ahead of the VMAs. The popular electronica group said "nothing, because they don't talk," Colbert equipped.

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But in the end, Daft Punk had to pick which show they wanted to appear on - and they didn't go with "Colbert."

No matter - Colbert ended up with appearances from Ashton Kutcher (because maybe Colbert was "Daft Punk'd"), Jeff Bridges, Jimmy Fallon, Bryan Cranston, and more. Who needs Daft Punk when you have party-ready famous friends?


Filed under: Late Night comedy • Music • television

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    August 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Flooby

    Ugh. Daft Punk is the worst crap ever. The song 'Get Lucky' is good only because of Pharrell. The rest of the record is trash.

    August 8, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      IMHO...it is a very good CD especially with Nile Rogers and Paul Jackson Jr on guitars.

      August 8, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chicadow

    Holy crap. I spent the whole timing watching in disbelief of the people he got (and laughing like a little girl). Henry Kissinger?!!!!!! I would seriously vote Colbert for president. Hilarious, and smart. Rare combo.

    August 8, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I wish he would run, he would be a fantastic President.

      August 8, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Name

      He does seem smart, and he might even BE smart, but you do realize that he has a team of writers, a staff of funny, smart people making him LOOK smart, don't you? Now, I don't think I would support him in a presidential bid unless either he was going to retire from his show anyway... (who would replace HIM?!?) or if he were doing it as a joke.

      Trouble is, if he were to do it as a joke, between his fans voting for him in hopes he actually wins, and non-fans voting for him ironically or in disgust with our broken, money-corrupted, truth-free, 100% BS system of electing presidents, (the phony "two-party" system, that is,) he might actually get elected, and not be permitted to be funny anymore. What would we get in return to the loss of S. Colbert x4 nights/wk?

      Let me backtrack this. I would support a Draft Colbert for President if, and ONLY IF you also manage to contrive to work things so that Republotards no longer control ANY portion of the government. Because... honestly, do you think Colbert would have any better luck than Obama at getting anything done with the current gang of as shole mor ons in Congress? You know he's really not as conservative as he pretends to be on his show, right?

      Now if he ran, many "conservative" (read as " 'tarded") Americans might tune in to watch his show, and being too stu pid to understand he's kidding, actually support him, which would be REALLY funny, so... maybe we should draft him.

      August 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Hi Name. Good points you made! Firstly though I would say that yes Colbert has a team with writers etc etc, but tell me honestly that he doesn't have some kind of special "thing" charisma or whatevs that makes him special. I know I wouldnt be as good even with the same team. Secondly, every presidential candidate has an entire team with speach writers etc etc, so I dont see how he would be much different in that regard.

      I agree with you that we would lose Colbert if he were elected. He wouldn'tr be allowed to make those awesome jokes anymore so I would rather keep funny COlbert than lose him to the white house.

      And I have read that actually he does have a Republican supporters demograph in his ratings – obviously they DON'T realize he is mocking them!! Huilarious. He's a genius!

      August 9, 2013 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. sarah

    That is the funniest bit on T.V. this year.

    August 8, 2013 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. geng

    M.A.P? Why so angry? Lighten up!
    There is a lot of joy in the world.

    August 8, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      There's also an increadible amount of pain and injustice. That's what I'm fighting.

      August 8, 2013 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
    • geng

      What exactly is accomplished by insulting Robin Thicke? Save it for the CIA. You're going to give yourself an ulcer.

      August 8, 2013 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      Insulting Robin Thicke is the only way to counter-act the rape promotion known as "Blurred Lines". If you are ignorant enough to like that song then I will say no more.

      August 8, 2013 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Name

      M.A.P., what are you talking about? How does a song promote rape? Is it in the lyrics, because I watched the show, listened to the song, and gotta tell you, I didn't hear anything about rape... (I also didn't pay even a second's attention to the song, I was too busy staring at the beautiful women!) Was there actually a song? All I heard was a fruit-cake whining into a microphone, but there were gorgeous women there in tight little outfits, so I wasn't even listening to the song, (I think I threw it on mute, and played something else instead... might have been Moves Like Jagger... one of the benefits of watching the Report on my computer is that it's trivial to play something else when something annoying is trying to come through the speakers. It goes like this: Muuuute, and now for something better... click!)

      August 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      HI name (it's nice to have an intelligent person to communicate with on here!)
      It's in the lyrics (that's where it is) oh yeah!
      Sure it is debatable if the song is really about rape or not. But it is clear (and you have obviously been blinded by it) that the "se-x appeal" was the aim of that song. And I f you listen to the lyrics, Mr Thicke is basically saying all girls want d!ck always, they just send mixed messages – in other words – "NO means Yes". Take the chorus line – "Good girl, I know you want it"- you don't see anything gross about that line? I understand you enjoyed watching the top-less models, that's what the video is there for, soft po-rn. My problem is not with soft p-orn, people should have the freedom to jack off, but when it is disguised as "music" and sold to children and young impressionable men, that's when it becomes dangerous.

      August 9, 2013 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. M.A.P.

    I love Stephen COlbert, he is sooo good and he is partly responsable for the Republicans losing so much support! I love you COlbert. Not like Robin Thicke – I hate him.

    August 8, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
    • JC

      I'm upset that Thicke is so popular now. I've been listening to him for years. Once an artist goes mainstream they tend to lose that uniqueness. It's great baby making music! Try it.

      August 8, 2013 at 4:47 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I'm also upset that he's popular, but for a different reason. I'm upset that so many people find his music "se-xy", I find it "degrading" and "souless". He thinks it's se-xy and he tries very hard to sound "se-xy", however I find his music sounds like fat people walking around a supermarket/Justin timerlake-esque. Don't worry, he will be forgotten quickly, with a face like that.

      August 8, 2013 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. Johnny B

    What the phuck? Seriously...equipped? How the phuck does this person have a writing job? CNN you are getting so bad.

    That is so unprofessional and embarrassing. I'm not sure I can come back here and I never finished high school. Damn you are embarrassing. Really? You can't find a writer who can write in English?

    August 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Person

    Even Henry Kissinger.

    August 7, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. David

    CNN does not check spelling. They only seem to hire people who can't spell. They never heard of proof reading either.

    August 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nancy

    Hilarious!!!! Colbert and Jon Stewart are the most entertaining men on TV.

    August 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • NO_Soup_For_You

      you musnt watch a lot of television them,if you think these two morons are 'entertaining'

      August 7, 2013 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chimchim

      So true Nancy. These two are awesome and way more insightful than some of the so called news programs.

      August 7, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      @Nosoupforyou – and you're still watching Seinfeld repeats judging by your username. Colbert is f–king hilarious and you don't think so then you prolly dont get the jokes. Dumba-ss

      August 8, 2013 at 5:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. Name*penguin

    Colbert can turn lemons into lemonade. He's very funny (but not as good an interviewer as John Stewart)

    August 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. terrible terrible

    Say what, watch the video again and report back.

    Also, whoever wrote this article needs to go back to school "Colbert equipped?" Do you mean "quipped?"

    August 7, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • RapidOne

      Lol I saw that too... dang... I should have been a writer or editor. It doesn't seem too hard haha

      August 7, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. say what?

    Ashton Kutcher was no where in that video

    August 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vickie

      Ashton Kutcher was on the show, I am sure the video did not show the entire segment.

      August 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name

      He was there, I saw it. He had about 15 seconds of screen time, give or take.

      However, they missed a golden opportunity by having Colbert mention him first, spoiled the surprise and so the joke fell flat. They should instead have had Kutcher come out (however they did it on his show,) WITHOUT announcing him first, it would have been funnier. Then instead of having Colbert ask if he'd been Punkèd, they could have had Kutcher SAY he'd been Punkèd, and Colbert could then say the rejoinder, that he'd been fu..kèd. Missed opportunity.

      August 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |

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